If you’re looking to impress somebody or finally wear that dress you bought for a wedding and never used, head to Michael’s. This Long Beach staple located on the mostly-residential Naples Island has been around for years, but is still the standard for special occasion dining in the area. Are they doing anything particularly different with their food? No. But sometimes it’s just nice to sit on an open-air rooftop patio, drink martinis, eat a whole branzino, and pretend you own one of those yachts down on the water.
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Phnom Penh Noodle Shack
Phnom Penh Noodle Shack is a Cambodian breakfast spot in Long Beach with incredible noodle dishes and a rice porridge that will cure all ailments.
James Republic is one the more reliable brunch spots in downtown Long Beach and a great place to catch the game too.
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Il Pastaio is a Beverly Hills classic and the closest the city has to a true neighborhood pasta spot.
Angelini Osteria is an excellent Italian restaurant in Beverly Grove that’ll put a pretty big dent in your wallet.
Cecconi’s is the place for a power lunch in West Hollywood - plus the food is pretty good.
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The Attic is one of the most popular brunch spots in Long Beach, and home to the Mac N’ Cheetos, a dish that tastes much better than it sounds.
Jongewaard’s Bake N Broil
The Bake N Broil is a Long Beach institution for diner classics and incredible pies and cakes.
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